Morphometric Characteristics of C1-C2 Vertebrae to Perform Anterior Transarticular Crossing Screw Fixation


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Tun K., Cemil B., Gokce E. C.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.28, ss.270-274, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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AIM: In unique clinical situations where C1-C2 posterior fixation is not available or has previously failed, an anterior transarticular screw (ATAS) may be a viable alternative. However, there are no previous reports that investigate possible screw angles, screw entry points, and screw length based on computed tomography (CT) multiplanar reconstruction images in Turkish patients. The aim of this study was to determine the morphometric characteristics C1-C2 vertebrae in order to perform anterior transarticular crossing screw fixation.